The Power of an Engaged and Practive Advisory Board Member


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Successful academies have leader who set the pace, lead by example, and generate energy to ignite others. This type of leadership can be embodied by a board chair, a director, an administrator, and other community leaders. This workshop will cover leadership strategies and tools to align leaders, inspire people to support academies and keep advisory board members engaged.

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  • Every Academy can increase it’s impact… Scan your board, the board make up, committees, activities, connections, engagement, leadership…
  • We were flying… monthly board meetings… 10th Math… award winning events bringing 500 and 700 industry professionals out for NAF Academy annually… At a summer strategic planning sessionWe asked the new principal a question – how, specifically, are the students doing… 200’s… Jaws dropped… to work on Academic Achievement
  • Are they under the influence?
  • Pick one – 20 seconds – that represents you; Visionary –StrategistLeader – DriverNetworkerDoer – Team PlayerDevil's AdvocateUniter – LiasonEnforcer – Watchdog  Questioner,
  • Hand out matrix - Scan your Board 4 or 5 waysOur goal is not to fill all the holes or get it “right”; there are as many great combinations as there are strong leadership styles – Monday we’ll get into this in depth - just to be aware of what we might need at a given time, based on our current objectives…Are there any glaring needs? Let’s discuss…
  • Scan your Board on 4 or 5 LevelsOur goal is not to fill all the holes – just to be aware of what we might need at a given time, based on our current objectives…Are there any glaring needs? Let’s discuss…
  • Just when you think you have it right…
  • Today… we thought we’d look briefly at making sure we’re in alignment…and focus on what we can implementPandora’s Box is a nightmare…Assessing our current priorities and needsRecruiting the right peopleMaking sure we turn them into raving fans with a solid engagement strategy that doable based on our depth and needs
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  • The Power of an Engaged and Practive Advisory Board Member

    1. 1. The Power of an Engaged and Proactive Advisory Board<br />
    2. 2. Learning Objectives for this Session<br />Sharing ideas about what makes an Advisory Board Powerful.<br />Tips to recruit, retain and sustain active and engaged AB’s and how they can enhance NAF Academies and, most importantly, the students. <br />
    3. 3. Based on your most pressing need, today, what would you do first to improve your current board? <br />
    4. 4. What we Learned from the Survey<br />Respondents Demographics: <br />Boards established 5+ years<br />Active members 2-5<br />Impact 60% of potential<br />
    5. 5. What we Learned from the Survey<br />Top reasons your Board is Effective<br />Good & Diverse Leadership<br />Engaged/Committed Members<br />Goals / Strategic Plan<br />Academy/Board Structure<br />Cooperation<br />
    6. 6. What we Learned from the Survey<br />Catalyst for Improvement: <br />Clear Structure & Goals<br />Better Communication<br />Community Involvement<br />NAF Support/Best Practices<br />Fundraising<br />
    7. 7. What we Learned from the Survey<br />Top Challenges: <br />Implement ideas<br />(Leadership)<br />Budgets<br />Internships<br />Recruiting Members<br />Finding Sponsors<br />
    8. 8. Goals<br />
    9. 9. It begins with a Shared Vision<br />Strategic Planning<br />Identify the top needs for the year<br />Internships<br />Classroom Integration with Business Community<br />Field Trips<br />A New Library<br />What are your Board’s goals for the year?<br />
    10. 10. Are the Right Players on your Bus?<br />Are they in the right Seats?<br />Do you have a great driver looking 100 yards ahead<br />Who’s holding the map?<br />Is your mechanic on board in case?<br />Who’s asking why we’re going there?<br />
    11. 11. Cards on the Table<br />Pick a card, one card, that most represents the value you bring to your team, your board.<br />
    12. 12. The Matrix<br />Balance of Working Styles<br />Community Diversity<br />Industry Representation<br />Expertise<br />
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    15. 15. Creating Raving Fans – not just good board members<br />Platinum Rule – Help others matter<br />Connect them with Students, progressively<br />Progressively encourage them to engage others<br />Provide tools and events to make it easy for them to engage: scheduled tours, breakfasts…<br />
    16. 16. Creating Raving Fans – not just good board members<br />Touch them, regularly but not too much<br />Provide options: full board, committees, councils<br />Structure – together, create clear tasks & direction for your board members<br />
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    18. 18. Example: We need aMarketing Person<br />Networking: Where???<br />Just like dating – go where you have a passion<br />LinkedIn <br />Agencies, Associations, fast 50, Winners<br />Local larger companies have CMO’s<br />Should I go direct?<br />Board members who work with agencies and give them $$<br />Board Matching Networks<br />
    19. 19. Summary - Effective Measures & Advice From Survey<br />Goals - Strategic Planning<br />Membership – Large & Diverse Board<br />Recruiting – Strong Leaders & Members with the “right” skills<br />Structure – provide clear tasks & direction for your Board Members<br />Gaps - <br />
    20. 20. The Right Shared Goals<br />Assessing Gaps<br />Recruiting the “Right” People<br />Structure + Engagement<br />
    21. 21. Recruiting a Marketing Person<br />Board Matching Organizations and Sites<br /><br /><br /><br /><br />
    22. 22. Board Structure<br />Large Group<br />Regional Based<br />Sub-committees<br />Large Group<br />Activity Focused<br />
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    26. 26. Providing a Structure <br />of Engagement<br />Common Gaps:<br /><ul><li> Fundraiser
    27. 27. members from Large Corporations (potential sponsorship, internships, etc.)
    28. 28. Leaders & Doers</li>